Chelsea have been extensively focusing on the signing of young players under Todd Boehly’s ownership and have focused a lot on the South American market. They were linked to a potential move for Corinthians midfielder Gabriel Moscardo earlier this summer and Fabrizio Romano has revealed how much it could cost to sign him.
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How Much Does Chelsea Need To Pay For Moscardo?
Fabrizio Romano has confirmed that Chelsea wanted to sign the 18-year-old midfielder in the summer window but failed to make a formal approach to Corinthians over a possible transfer. He states that “from what I’m told” if they or any club wants to sign the midfielder in 2024, it’ll probably cost them around £21.8 million to get him.
He also adds that after the Blues showed interest in the summer, five or six clubs from the UK and Italy are interested in a potential move for him. However, the journalist also claims that there is nothing concrete or advanced at this stage of the year over any team’s chances of signing him next year. Romano confirms that it will be too expensive for Barcelona to sign the Brazilian, probably due to their financial issues.
Chelsea Continue Delving Into South American Market
It doesn’t look like Chelsea are going to slow down their attempt at signing quality players from around South America. They have already signed a number of promising youngsters from the country, including midfielder Andrey Santos, who is currently on loan at Nottingham Forest.
Moreover, they also brought in a young striker Deivid Washington earlier this year as well as winger Angelo Gabriel from top Brazilian club Santos. While one has been a benchwarmer and the other went out to Strasbourg, they were brought in with their possible future impact in mind rather than an instant improvement.
Moscardo, who has been hailed as a “wonderkid”, can play anywhere in midfield and excels in the defensive midfield role. He has made 23 appearances for Corinthians so far and impressed with his defensive qualities and technical ability, as it remains to be seen if Chelsea make a move for him anytime soon after learning his lucrative value.